Hunt for man over fires in Eastbourne

Police in Eastbourne are searching for a man in Hailsham, suspected of setting fire to the front door of a flat with intent to endanger life.

Thomas White is wanted by police Credit: Sussex Police

23-year old Thomas White is also suspected of setting fire to a wheelie bin outside the same address in Acacia Road, ten days before, on September 19.

On September 29, a man and a woman were rescued by the fire service and treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

White is also wanted for breaching a court-issued restraining order and on suspicion of harassment, all of which relate to domestic abuse incidents which are currently under investigation.